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Alice L. Roberts


March 21, 2019

Alice L. Roberts, 92, Clarkston, died March 5, 2019, at Ladow Court Assisted Living in Garfield .

Born Aug. 19, 1926, at Hay, to Knute S. (Fred) and Verna Osborn Nelson, she attended Palouse schools and graduated from Palouse High School.

She married Herbert H. Roberts, Jr., Aug. 17, 1947, at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and they made their home at Palouse, Potlatch, then Clarkston.

Alice was a swimming instructor most of her life. She taught swimming lessons at Palouse and Potlatch. She also gave instructions at her home in Clarkston.

Alice was also a Home Interiors demonstrator for many years in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. She spent the last 20 years taking care of her roses, flower gardens and her home. She enjoyed bowling, sewing and traveling.

Mr. Roberts died in 1990.

Surviving are two sons, Tony L. Roberts, Colfax, and Craig L. Roberts, Potlatch; one sister; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

No formal services are planned. A family celebration of life will be announced later.


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